Monday, May 2, 2016

This April

The first half of April was bitter cold, which is usual for this time of year. But then suddenly it got unusually hot and has felt like summer ever since.  My garden has exploded with flowers and we have been busy adding even more plants to our collection.

 This year we have been working on a shade garden underneath the tree in the backyard. 

We have been taking more walks as the weather warms, and exploring new places in the city.

 We had so much fun on our trip to Washington DC; exploring the city and visiting museums. 



I rode my new bike a few times, hopefully I'll be able to ride it even more this month.

April was a fun month and I can't believe how quickly it passed! 
I have been at my new job for two months now, but there is still so much more learning to do. This is the first job I've had where I didn't know how to do every single thing after the first week, and that is definitely taking some getting used to. It's also hard meeting all new people, and dealing with new social situations every day which takes a toll on my introverted brain, but it's only a matter of time before that passes. It's also the only job I have ever had where I am actually doing something that makes a difference in the world, and so for the first time ever I am excited about going to work every day. I just can't wait until I don't feel like the "new" person anymore.
 (Plus there's no repetitive aspect so for the first time in almost two years, my shoulders and back don't hurt every single day!  Whhaaat??)

For the month of May my goal is to get back on track with my blog posts. In the good ole' days I would have at least a week's worth of posts scheduled so I would have a bit more freedom and not feel like I am having to constantly catch up. I have also completely ignored my Etsy shop and I have a bunch of necklaces I need to list and I want to get back into making things again. 

So how was April for you guys?  Do you have any goals for May?

13 comments:

  1. Good pictures, have a good week

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  2. I'm glad your job is going well, it's such a nice feeling when you look forward to work and feel like you're making a difference. I still feel like I've got so much to learn at my place too so I feel you! Love the shots of the flowers too, spring really is a lovely time of year. Thanks for the positive comments on my last post too! - Tasha

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  3. Glad to read you are still happy with the new job. Beautiful pics, Sarah. My April was hectic and I suppose May won't be any less chaotic, lol. Happy May, girl.
    xox
    Lenya
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  4. April passed a little too soon, but glad to see that the weather got warmer for you. :)

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  5. Good pictures
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  6. That first photo is sooooo lovely. it just shouts april! all those flowers, the light, everything!! Heres to a new month, April is one of my favorites, but May and new starts will be grand, too.

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  7. Our April here in Germany was also quite cold and rainy!

    -Kati

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  8. I'm jealous that it's warm! We had that random heat wave last month too, but it has been in the low 50s, cloudy, and rainy for weeks since then! Not motivating weather in the least.

    So glad your new job is treating you well! It's nice to feel appreciated/like you're doing something for the greater good, right? :)

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  9. I totally know what you say about getting back on track with blogging... I am sooo behind. I have like a million posts ready in my brain - and no one ready in reality. Your month of April looks really great and I also hope to be able to ride my bicycle more this month :)
    Thank you so much for your last comment! Your comments always make me very happy : )
    Xx
    Larissa
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  10. I agree with you getting back to blogging... I used to be so much better at commenting and replying to comments and I just now am getting back to that! And need to prepare my posts a little farther in advance s I'm not stressed out if I miss something!

    Anyway, I'm so glad you got your bike out--perfect weather for it! And your garden is just gorgeous. <3 Planting flowers definitely cheers up a yard and you. :)

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  11. April has been crazy for the weather! But I'm glad it's warming up now.

    I'm glad to hear your job is going so well!

    Here's to a great May to you!

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  12. It's amazing how quickly April flew by - fastest feeling month so far of 2016 for me. Your new bike is head-turningly gorgeous. Swoon, swoon and swoon again! Tony recently invested in a new bike, too, though his is a mountain bike (something he'd been wanting for ages).

    Oodles of hugs,
    ♥ Jessica

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  13. April was a good, busy, beautiful month and I'm thrilled your new job is such a good fit

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